When Wesley opens a package that arrives at Angel Investigations by special delivery, he immediately falls into a coma. It's clear he's fallen victim to some kind of magic spell, and Angel sets off with Gunn to find out who or what could be behind the attack. No easy task, since it turns out that everyone who could possibly help them -- from magic-shop owners to the LAPD -- has been affected by the same supernatural slumber. Meanwhile, Cordelia uncovers a Vampire plot to plunge the Earth into constant darkness, so that the creatures of the night can assert their power without the fear of daylight. It's up to her to help prevent it...but she's alone with the still-unconscious Wesley, and as she tends him it becomes increasingly clear that he is in the throes of a terrifying nightmare. Unless she can rouse him it may be the end -- for him as well as the rest of humankind.
Jeff Mariotte is the award-winning author of more than 40 published novels, several nonfiction books, and more than 130 comic books and graphic novels. His output includes original thriller The Devil's Bait, supernatural thrillers such as Missing White Girl, River Runs Red, and Cold Black Hearts, horror epic The Slab, and teen horror novels Dark Vengeance (a four-book series, collected in two volumes) and Carnival Summer. Work in licensed publishing includes novels set in the universes of CSI and CSI: Miami, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Conan, Spider-Man, Superman, Supernatural, and more. Among his best known comics are the long-running horror/Western series Desperadoes, Barack Obama: The Comic Book Biography, Garrison, and Fade to Black.
Since 1980, he has worked in the worlds of books, comics, writing, editing and publishing, in nearly every occupation: bookseller and bookstore owner, vice-president of marketing, senior editor, editor-in-chief, freelance writer, technical editor, and occasionally freelance editor.
He's recently joined the digital book revolution, self-publishing the original e-books The Devil's Bait and Carnival Summer, and a new digital reprint of The Slab.
He lives far away from everything and everyone, on the Flying M Ranch in the rural American southwest, and he likes it that way.